Staff

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Ken Gates

REACH Director

brings a talent for connecting people with resources, experiences and opportunities. Ken began working with REACH in 2010 developing the experiential education components of the program with a focus on high impact learning, risk management, and community building. Ken grew up on the east coast, has traveled to five continents, and eventually realized he need to find himself on the right coast.

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Angelica Hernandez

 

Program Manager

Angelica is a tenacious leader with deep passion for educational equity and social justice. She was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She is an advocate for first-generation college bound students. After graduating from Northeastern Illinois University, with her Masters in Educational Leadership, she joined the Santa Barbara Unified School District Program for Effective Access to College as an educational consultant. She joined REACH in 2018 and her goal is to empower and equipped current and future REACH Fellows to be successful in college.